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The villagers from Kampong Speu province who were affected by ‘Okhna’ Ly Yong Phat’s sugar plantation, which, at one point, was financed by ANZ Royal bank, showed up in front of the bank’s head office, seeking a response to several meetings they had about a compensation. ANZ Royal had notified the villagers that the loan was paid back by Mr. Ly Yong Phat’s company, thus, according to the bank, absolving it from any implication in the land grabbing which affected 300 people. The villagers maintain that the bank violated its public commitment of corporate social responsibility.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/12/2014: Communities from Oral and Thpong districts in Kampong Speu province that have been negatively impacted by sugar plantations financed by ANZ Royal Bank demonstrate in front of the head office. Three hundred people were affected by land grabbing on behalf of 'Okhna' Ly Yong Path's Phnom Penh Sugar Co and Kampong Speu Sugar Inc.

The number of protests by the community of Boeung Kak is hard to keep track of. And the visual possibilities are reaching a certain limit. Hence this close-up version…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a policeman photographing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a policeman photographing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Helmet of a journalist interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Helmet of a journalist interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Voice recorders from journalists interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Voice recorders from journalists interviewing residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Ring of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Tiger balsam bottle and paper handkerchief of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Tiger balsam bottle and paper handkerchief of a resident from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Hair of two residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Hair of two residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Whistle of a municipality guard monitoring residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Whistle of a municipality guard monitoring residents from Boeung Kak lake protesting in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Camera and keyholder from a journalist covering a protest by Boeung Kak lake residents in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/12/2014: Camera and keyholder from a journalist covering a protest by Boeung Kak lake residents in front of the Municipality regarding a poorly designed drainage issue causing floodings.

After a short interruption due to the Peace March of the previous week, a small crowd of family members, supporters and monks again spent their sunday morning tugging along in a string of tuk-tuks on the dusty road to Prey Sar prison to show their support to the 18 land rights activists and buddhist monks who were arrested during protestes in early November and sent to jail for the next year.

See also HERE, HERE and HERE

Videos HERE

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/12/2014: Family members, supporters and monks demonstrate in front of Prey Sar where 18 activists and monks are imprisoned after an expeditive condemnation following their arrest early November.

There was an appeals hearing this morning for Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, both arrested for two different incidents during protests over a month ago. There are 16 more land rights activists and buddhist monks who were jailed early November during various protests linked to land issues.

On the other side of the Tonle Sap, trouble erupted at Wat Prochoum Sar Koev when Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of the pagoda was beaten up by 4 monks from the same pagoda during what apparently was a drinking binge. A small incident, but symptomatic of the political division and tensions found within the buddhist community.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Supporter greeting Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Supporter greeting Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when leaving the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Mother of Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker at the Appeals Court fainting after her son was taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Mother of Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker at the Appeals Court fainting after her son was taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Wife of Ouk Pich Samnang crying at the appeals hearing for Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when they were taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Wife of Ouk Pich Samnang crying at the appeals hearing for Ouk Pich Samnang, land rights activist, and Meach Sovannara, oppostion CNRP lawmaker, when they were taken back to prison.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, giving his deposition to the police about what happened when he was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, giving his deposition to the police about what happened when he was beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Head monk of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, waiting to receive the press and provide his version of the facts about Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of the pagoda, having been beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/12/2014: Head monk of Wat Prochoum Sar Koev on Chroy Changva peninsula, waiting to receive the press and provide his version of the facts about Kong Sophat, buddhist monk close to the Independent Monks for Social Justice (IMNSJ) who is protecting squatters living on the premises of the pagoda, having been beaten up by four monks from the pagoda, who allegedly were drunk and who are close to the CPP.

Citizens and monks who had been walking from various parts of the country,towards Phnom Penh over the last 5 days during a ‘Peace March’, were joined by a crowd of factory and construction workers in front of the National Assembly to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

See also HERE, HERE, and HERE.

There are videos at THIS LINK.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, prepares for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Sim Sovandy, buddhist monk close to the CNRP, prepares for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Citizens and monks who marched 100 Km over 5 days during a Peace March prepare for the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Factory workers at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Factory workers at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Buddhist monks who spent the last 5 days marching to Phnom Penh during a Peace March celebrate the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Buddhist monks who spent the last 5 days marching to Phnom Penh during a Peace March celebrate the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Ath Thun, CCAWDU leader, addresses factory workers during the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Ath Thun, CCAWDU leader, addresses factory workers during the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Vorn Pov, union leader, at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 10/12/2014: Vorn Pov, union leader, at the celebration of the International Human Rights Day in front of the National Assembly.

All the groups of citizens and monks, totalling several hundreds, have ended their 5-day journey along the national highways from various cities in Cambodia to reach Phnom Penh during a ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights. They each were denied access for a while by police blockades at the entrance of the city but finally were let through. They now take a rest before marching again in the capital tomorrow to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

Video HERE.

See also HERE and HERE.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: End of a breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: End of a breakfast pause during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: A short break during the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, talks to the press during a short break on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Kandal). 9/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, talks to the press during a short break on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers having lunch in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Undercover police taking notes while marchers wait in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Undercover police taking notes while marchers wait in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers waiting in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers waiting in front of a police blockade on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Fifth and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Sam Rainsy, CNRP president, and Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, follow the marchers on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Sam Rainsy, CNRP president, and Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, follow the marchers on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers take a rest at their final destination at Wat Than on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 9/12/2014: Marchers take a rest at their final destination at Wat Than on the 5th and last day of a 'Peace March' which took groups of citizens and monks along the national highways towards Phnom Penh to promote human rights ahead of International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

Groups of monks and citizens proceed steadily but slowly during their 5-day ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights along the national highways and head for Phnom Penh for International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

Blisters are popping and muscles are sore though. And progress is not equal for all as some marchers are occasionally being harassed, either by police blocking the groups leaving from Kampong Cham and Takeo, or head monks locking up pagodas where the marchers intended to stay overnight.

See also ‘Peace March’, Day 1 HERE.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks blessing villagers during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks blessing villagers during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, heading a group of monks and citizens who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Keo Somaly, 34, a member of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, heading a group of monks and citizens who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Monks and citizens take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Nurse providing ointment to marchers with sore mucles who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Nurse providing ointment to marchers with sore mucles who take part in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: A short break during in a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights with monks and citizens. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Tired elderly in the back of a truck during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Road Nr 2 (Takeo). 7/12/2014: Tired elderly in the back of a truck during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. Several groups starting from various spots in the country converge via the national highways to reach Phnom Penh on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

Several groups of monks and citizens are on a 5-day walk on Cambodia’s national highways (well… sort of ‘high’) in a ‘Peace March’ to promote human rights. The groups are converging to the capital Phnom Penh to celebrate International Human Righst Day on December 10th. Two groups, in Kompong Cham and Takeo provinces were prevented from marching on Friday.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens leave Wat Day Kraham on the first of a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens leave Wat Day Kraham on the first of a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People being blessed by monks during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People being blessed by monks during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People waiting to be blessed and offer food and money when monks pass by during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People waiting to be blessed and offer food and money when monks pass by during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monk distributing leaflets during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Day Kraham (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monk distributing leaflets during a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People offering food and money before being blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: People offering food and money before being blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks check their cellphones during a break on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights gather for a group photograph. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks check their cellphones during a break on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights gather for a group photograph. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Evicted villagers from Borei Keila joined monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Evicted villagers from Borei Keila joined monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a rest after lunch. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' tie an armband promoting human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' tie an armband promoting human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Chhuk (Kampot). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights resume their walk after having taken a rest. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights blesses villagers who offered food and money. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights blesses villagers who offered food and money. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Villagers wait to offer food and money and to be blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Villagers wait to offer food and money and to be blessed by monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a break during their march. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks and citizens on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights take a break during their march. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights set up camp for the night in a pagoda. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

CAMBODIA, Ang Raneap (Takeo). 5/12/2014: Monks on a 5-day 'Peace March' to promote human rights set up camp for the night in a pagoda. The event takes several groups along national highways in the country which converge on Phnom Penh for December 10th, International Human Rights Day.